Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network -Midsummer Feast

Midsummer Feast
A MIDSUMMER FEAST IN WADEBRIDGE – come and enjoy a feast for the eyes, ears, mind and soul!
This summer WREN and FEAST are delighted to be hosting A Midsummer Feast, in and around the town of Wadebridge, celebrating the meeting-point between arts and energy through a wonderful array of lively community arts events, performances, workshops and exhibitions.
Below are full listings of all the Midsummer Feast events and happenings that are taking place with information on each one. Come and see a fantastic community theatre show, hear some spoken words, enjoy some specially themed music and catch the art trail that is appearing all around Wadebridge between June 21st – 26th. 
That’s not all! You can also get more involved… If you want to write, to create and submit an art work for the Art trail, or even sing a weather-themed song to a live and appreciative audience, then please get in touch! 
There’s something for everyone, and we hope you can come and be part of our Feast this Midsummer! You can contact us on events@wren-uk.com for more information on art and writing opportunities and you can buy tickets for most events either at Wadebridge Bookshop (cash or cheque only) or at http://www.crbo.co.uk 01726 879500.
A Midsummer Feast is a not-for-profit community event and is organised by Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network and funded by FEAST – a programme to make great art happen across Cornwall – with assistance from Cornwall Council’s Community Chest.
FEAST is a programme to make great art happen across Cornwall.
FEAST harnesses the talents and energy of Cornwall’s artists and communities, generating new opportunities for everyone to enjoy the arts. The focus is on bringing people together to share experiences as audiences or participants, and on animating local celebrations and cultural life.
Investment for FEAST comes from Arts Council England and Cornwall Council. The programme is managed by Creative Kernow Limited. 
Business sponsors (at time of going to print) include Innes Architects, The Ship Inn, Nirvana, Relish, Sproull Solicitors, Baker Tom, Wadebridge Wines, Impress 51, Carnego Systems, Artyfacts, Elixir, Wadebridge Bookshop, Hewitts Bar & Kitchen, Coastal Spaces, Rural Urban, and The Shed Café.
Exhibition Call Out!
Call for Visual Art Works on the theme of energy!

A Feast for the Eyes – Community Arts Exhibition Trail

Do you paint, draw, take photographs or create any other kind of 2D artwork? Are you interested in exhibiting your work at a special community exhibition as part of the Midsummer Feast diary of events in late June? 

We want to hear from you!

For further information please email events@wren.uk.com.

Workshops Call Out!
Saturday 21st May 

A Midsummer Feast Community Arts Workshop 

WREN Energy Shop, The Platt, Wadebridge

11.30am – 2.30pm FREE drop-in workshop

Come and work with Wadebridge artist Laura Frances Martin to transform your ideas and thoughts for the future of our town and locale into 2D art works that will then be formed into unique windmills, to be displayed as part of the Midsummer Feast arts trail. You can also email laura@laurafrancesmartin.com for more information

Saturday 4th June

A Midsummer Feast Writing Workshop

The Goods Shed, Southern Way, Wadebridge

All day workshop on 4th June.

Only 12 places available, 8 of those reserved for people who live or work in Wadebridge and the surrounding parishes – to participate you MUST book in advance, for more information and booking, email events@wren-uk.com 

Spend a day with writer/performance poet Matt Harvey in an energy-themed workshop in three parts, cunningly spread over two sessions… Matt says: “First we’ll write together, trying out different approaches to writing and generating material via high pressure, low-expectation exercises, then there’ll be time for one-to-one attention to look at work in progress; and finally we’ll spend time on presenting and performing work, exploring the edge of confidence and diffidence.” 

Some workshop participants will be offered the subsequent opportunity to further brush up their performance skills with vocal coach Morwenna Gee and to perform their work at the Midsummer Feast Cabaret Night – A Feast of Words – on the evening of the 21st June at the Ship Inn or at A Feast For the Ears, a Spot the Dog special at Hewitts Bar and Kitchen on 22nd June.

Events and Exhibitions
Tuesday 21st – Sunday 26th June

A Feast for the Eyes – Community Art Exhibition Trail, 

WREN Energy Shop: Tuesday 21st June – Sunday 26th June, 11am-3pm

Wadebridge Library: Tuesday 21st June, Thursday 23rd June & Friday 24th June: 9.30am – 5pm; Saturday 25th June, 10am-1pm  

Relish Food and Drink: Tuesday 21st June – Saturday 25th June, 9am – 4pm
FREE exhibition
Themed around energy, come and enjoy a wonderfully diverse collection of 2D and 3D works created by community members, including local school pupils alongside professional artists in venues across the town of Wadebridge as part of the Midsummer Feast diary of events. More information and full opening times to be announced – please watch local press for details.

Tuesday 21st June

A Feast of Words 

Ship Inn, Gonvena Hill, Wadebridge

7.30pm Tickets £6 http://www.crbo.co.uk 01726 879500 or Wadebridge Bookshop (cash or cheques only).

Join performance poet with-a-difference Matt Harvey and a host of local writer-performers for a highly entertaining and no doubt thought-provoking cabaret-style event, centred around the theme of energy, at this award-winning local pub.

Wednesday 22nd June

A Feast for the Ear

A Spot the Dog special on the themes of energy and the weather

Hewitt’s Bar & Kitchen, Molesworth Street, Wadebridge

8.30pm FREE Event

Join local musicians, poets, singers, raconteurs and more to explore, entertain and be entertained on the theme of energy, particularly the weather that creates much of our renewable energy, in a specially-themed session of this highly popular fortnightly event.

Friday 24th June, Saturday 25th June

A Midsummer Feast and Hopeful Monsters present: 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Wadebridge Primary Academy 

Friday 24th at 7.30pm; Saturday 25th at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets £6/£4 from Wadebridge Primary Academy, Wadebridge Bookshop (cash or cheques only) or http://www.crbo.co.uk 01726 879500

Directed by Lucy Gordon-Clark, this specially-adapted interpretation of Shakespeare’s favourite comedy with an energy twist has been cleverly created using recycled props, costumes and scenery and with minimal carbon impact! A fantastic cast of community actors tell this delightful tale of magical midsummer night shenanigans, misunderstandings and mischief just for you.

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